Solved AVG anti-virus data base out of date

May 7, 2009 at 17:37:51
Specs: Windows Me, 633 Mhz/191Mb
I keep getting a message when I check my free AVG anti-virus that the internal anti-virus data base if out of date. I went to the control center and clicked update and it told me that I already have the latest updates installed and is fully up to date. even so , in the upper right corner of the control center window I continue to get a red exclamation mark just as it tells me when take my mouse curser to the icon for AVG on my task bar. What is the problem? The other day I ran a complete test and the results were that it found no viruses.

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#1
May 8, 2009 at 10:31:24
AVG 7.5 is dead. AVG no longer supports Win9x/ME. You should have been receiving warning messages for weeks, if not months. Time to uninstall it & replace it with something else.

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#2
May 8, 2009 at 11:39:43
Any suggestions for a free replacement?

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#3
May 8, 2009 at 14:45:42
✔ Best Answer

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#4
May 9, 2009 at 05:54:50
I installed Avast however it seems its only for email. Don't I have protection when downloading videos from the internet?

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#5
May 9, 2009 at 07:22:31
Avast is NOT just for e-mail....it is full virus protection.

http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_4_ho...


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#6
May 13, 2009 at 14:05:58
You may still use AVG 7.5 if you update manually the virus database by downloading the update files from the AVG website : http://free.avg.com/download?prd=af... I have just done it with success and my OS is the old Windows 98se.

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#7
May 13, 2009 at 14:30:18
"You may still use AVG 7.5 if you update manually"

100% incorrect! AVG version 7.5 is officially dead, finished, done...no more support, no more updates.

"End of 7.5 version support

Support for AVG 7.5 products ended on April 30, 2009. This support covers all home and SMB/enterprise solutions, and includes all updates and 24/7 technical and sales support."

http://free.avg.com/help


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#8
May 14, 2009 at 11:39:06
AVG 7.5 Free Edition still works on my computer but I had to update the virus database manually after downloading the required files from the AVG website.

I share my EXPERIENCE.

I don't care if AVG 7.5 is "officially dead". Windows 98se is also, isn't it ? But both these softwares still run on my computer !


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#9
May 17, 2009 at 15:52:01
Avast is your last choice for free or paid AV support that I know of .Been using Avast on ME probably for like a year and half now because AVG 7.X was supposed to have been pulled a long time ago and they extended it . Also if you have AVg just verify your computer date and address are correct on your pc . Avast works great and doesn't take a lot of resources either. Not sure what I'll do when they stop support guess it will be time for a new computer . XP would not work with my optical drives and there were no updated drivers from the LG site for those drives . PC is circa 2001 . Still works fine for what I do with it though.

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#10
May 18, 2009 at 14:56:13
"AVG 7.5 Free Edition still works on my computer but I had to update the virus database manually after downloading the required files from the AVG website"

Really? Have you tried it recently, like within the past couple of weeks? The final update for AVG 7.5 is dated April 30th...there will be no more.

"I don't care if AVG 7.5 is "officially dead". Windows 98se is also, isn't it ? But both these softwares still run on my computer !"

It's one thing to run an outdated OS, but running an outdated anti-v program is a completely different issue. Using your logic, there was no reason to update from AVG 7.0 to AVG 7.5.


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#11
May 18, 2009 at 16:38:11
I updated the virus data base of my AVG 7.5 Free Edition yesterday for the last time. I downloaded from the AVG website two binary files : u7iavi2118ok.bin and u7avi1527lz.bin. Then I updated manually.

Now, when I launch the AVG control center, the following messages are displayed :
You are fully protected. Your system is up to date and all installed components are working properly.
And :
Internal Virus Database version is 270.12.32/2118 and was released on 16/05/09 (2 days ago). Last Test was run on 16/05/09 at 12:47:54.

What seems important to me is the virus definitions always to be up to date, not necessarily the antivirus program itself.


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#12
June 1, 2009 at 16:36:27
This is a common problem. They have changed some settings from version 7 to version 8, and it affect a lot of systems.
I had enough from this error message myself so I moved to pctools.

Aviv
http://www.anetonline.com


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#13
June 1, 2009 at 16:41:30
Thank you for all the replies. That was very helpful.

Aviv M
http://www.getmycharger.com

http://www.anetonline.net


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#14
June 2, 2009 at 19:37:54
Just in case you're wondering, I switched to avast and it seems to be working fine.

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#15
June 6, 2009 at 04:22:55
AVAST is a very good product which I have been using on ME for like a year and a half without issues , one of the last to still support ME . Can't say I have even seen a virus in that time . If your ISP is any good at all most viruses should be cleaned at the mailserver and very few actual viruses should come via email . Worms and trojans is a different story but haven't seen much of that either.

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#16
August 20, 2010 at 10:51:15
Make sure that you Date/Time settings are correct, double / triple check. If the date/time are note correct you will get this message from security center

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#17
August 20, 2010 at 11:05:55
I got a refurbished IBM that came with microsoft secrity essentials so I use that.Thank you.I also added ad-aware and malware bytes.

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#18
October 20, 2010 at 23:26:34
Check your system's date ,it has probably changed to some old date.

phoenix closets


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#19
August 4, 2011 at 22:31:47
What is the best free Anti Virus?, which give fully protection. Please tell me?

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#20
August 5, 2011 at 09:19:04
How did this post come back from the dead, LOL it's a year old.

Anyway, Avast 4.8.1368 is the last build *officially* supported under Windows 95/NT 4.0/98/ME.

Avast was supposed to drop definitions updates last year but the last I checked it was still receiving updates.

Download Avast! Home Edition 4.8.1368 - FileHippo.com:(direct link)

iMac G5 1.8GHz "Hero" PowerPC
2 x 1GB DDR PC3200 SDRAM
160GB WDC WD1600JD-40GBB2
Mac OS X Leopard Version 10.5.8

http://sdfox7.com


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#21
February 9, 2012 at 18:29:59
Here is the fix:
open AVG and go to the "Tools" menu and choose "Advanced Settings".
On the left hand side, double click on "Update" top open it. Click on "Manage" and choose the option to "Delete temporary update files". Click "OK" and run the update again.
Restart your system and you should be fine..

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#22
March 8, 2012 at 02:58:47
I have managed to find the two files Snuki mentions but I cannot see the Tools menu on my AVG 7.5 that Ed123 discusses. I am trying to upgrade my old virus definition files not the ver of AVG that I am running under Win95 :-) Can someone help ?

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